The Spring 2014 edition of The Banner is now available. Click here to access the PDF.
Click here (pdf) for General Order #16 which declares the Department of Oklahoma in violation of its requirements, and therefore suspends the Department of Oklahoma, which means that the Department will not be in good standing with the National organization and will lose their right to vote at the National encampment unless this is resolved immediately.
Click here (pdf) for General Order #15 which revokes the Charter of Camp GAR Post 2 #299, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Camp has been inactive for some time and has continuously failed to file reports and IRS 990-N’s with the Department. The remaining active Camp members should be transferred (if desired) to another Camp within the Department.
The National Committee on Legislation of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War keeps Brothers apprised of proposed federal and state legislation affecting the welfare of the Order or the Constitution or welfare of the United States. The April 2014 report is now available here.
Federal legislation analyzed in this report includes that of the first session of the 113th Congress (beginning 3 January 2013) through the start of the second session (up to 29 March 2014). Very little legislation has been introduced in Congress or the states that is of particular interest to the Order.
Visit the National Patriotic Instructor‘s page for this month’s instructions featuring March of 1864.
Click here for General Order No. 14 from Commander-in-Chief Ken Freshley. The Department Commander of California and Pacific, Commander Timothy Reese has requested the revocation of the charters of the Col. Roderick Matheson Camp No. 16 of Cazadero, California and the John A. Logan Camp No. 20 of Los Gatos, California. These Camps have been inactive for some time and has continuously failed to file reports and IRS 990-N’s with the Department. Given this situation, approval of this request is hereby granted in accordance with Article VI, Section 2 and hereby revoke the charters of the Col. Roderick Matheson Camp No. 16 of Cazadero, California and the John A. Logan Camp No. 20 of Los Gatos, California.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War awards two $1,000 scholarships annually and the deadline to apply is March 31st. Click here for more information and an application form.
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Real Daughter Cora Lee Jackson, a resident of Washington, D.C. and active supporter of the Lincoln-Cushing Camp #2. She was born on 20 June 1919 and was the 14th child of Pvt. Alonzo Johnson, a veteran of the Civil War. Her mother was Rosetta Woods-Johnson.
Cora was the last known African American female child of the Civil War. Her father, Private Johnson, was a member of Company F of the 45th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops, which was part of the 25th Corps. Private Johnson saw service in the final campaigns of the Civil War and was present at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865.
In honor of Ms. Cora Lee Jackson’s passing, Commander-in-Chief Ken Freshley has issued General Order No. 12, which states that “the passing of Ms. [Jackson] is one more reminder that we are losing the last living links to the men of the Civil War; she leaves a legacy of commitment that will be carried into the future by her nephew our SUVCW Brother Ricardo Johnson.”
Click here (pdf) to download SUVCW’s public Form 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
It is our sad duty to report the passing of one of this organizations long term and active members, PDC Merlin Thomas Doyle (aka “Tuffy”) of the Department of Vermont. Click here (pdf) to read Special General Order No. 2 from the Commander-in-Chief regarding his passing.